Sen. John McCain gives emotional speech after return from surgery
MCCAIN'S RETURN: Sen. John McCain gives emotional speech after return from surgerySen. John McCain gives emotional speech after return from surgery
Man Critical After Hammer Assault In San Francisco’s SoMa; Audio ExcerptA 49-year-old man was arrested after assaulting another man with a hammer early this morning in the San Francisco’s South of Market neighborhood, police said. At about 12:40 a.m., officers responded to a report of an aggravated assault near Division and Brannan streets, according to police.
Court Rules Against State In “Docs VS. Glocks”; Audio ExcerptSiding with a coalition of individual doctors and medical groups, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that major portions of a controversial Florida law restricting physicians and other health-care providers from asking patients about guns is unconstitutional. The statute, dubbed the “docs vs. glocks” law, included a series of restrictions on doctors and health providers. For example, it sought to prevent physicians from entering information about gun ownership into medical records if the physicians know the information is not “relevant” to patients’ medical care or safety or to the safety of other people.
California Finally Out Of Extreme Drought; Audio ExcerptThe Golden State is officially out of extreme drought. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the last time California was not in extreme drought was in Aug. 2013. Portions of the state’s central and southern regions still remain in severe drought.
Rescue Crews Pull Residents From Flooded Homes In South San Jose; Audio ExcerptSan Jose fire rescue crews were busy pulling people out of the flood-soaked neighborhoods in the southern parts of the city as the waters of Coyote Creek continue to rise Tuesday morning. So far Tuesday boat crews have pulled five people from a flooded homeless encampment near the Los Lagos Golf Course in South San Jose and are currently evacuating dozens of homes and businesses in the Nordale neighborhood near Kelly Park, according to San Jose fire spokesman Capt. Mitch Matlow.
Crews Pull Body From Submerged Car Near Oakland Airport; Audio ExcerptA man was found dead in a car that was pulled from a channel Friday morning near the Oakland International Airport, fire officials said. Someone called the fire department at 8:10 a.m. and said a vehicle went into the channel near the intersection of Doolittle Drive and Langley Street.
Officials: Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway May Not Be Used; Audio ExcerptWith a break in the weather and increased outflow from Oroville Dam’s heavily damaged spillway, state officials said they no longer believe the swollen reservoir will breach the dam’s emergency spillway. On Friday morning, officials announced they think they can avoid using the dam’s emergency spillway, which they’ve been working feverishly to avoid.
Water-Logged Bay Area Hills Face New Wintry Assault; Audio ExcerptA potent winter storm roared into the Bay Area Thursday morning, hammering the region with heavy rains, blustery winds and a high tide that threatened saturated hillsides and flood prone neighborhoods. The National Weather Service issued a litany of watches and warnings including those for high winds, coastal flooding, river flooding and flash flooding on creeks and streams.
Students At Cal, Stanford File Lawsuit Over Trump’s Travel Ban; Audio ExcerptThree California university students are challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban in another lawsuit prompted by the president’s executive order. The federal suit filed Thursday in San Francisco says the ban on citizens from seven predominantly Muslim countries is unconstitutional and has created hardships for the students.
Firefighters Rescue Victim In San Francisco Chinatown Fire; Audio ExcerptOne person was hurt in a two-alarm in San Francisco’s Chinatown Friday morning. According to authorities, the fire broke out at a commercial and residential building on the 1100 block of Stockton Street near Pacific Avenue shortly before 8 a.m. Firefighters rescued the victim who suffered non-life threatening injuries in the blaze. No firefighters were injured.
Trump Administration Imposes New Iran Sanctions Over Missile Test; Audio ExcerptThe Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on 13 people and a dozen companies in response to Iran’s recent ballistic missile test, increasing pressure on Tehran without directly undercutting a landmark nuclear deal with the country. Those targeted by the Treasury Department include various agents, companies and associates involved in procuring ballistic missile technology for Iran. The action blacklists the Iranian, Lebanese, Emirati and Chinese individuals and firms from doing any business in the United States or with American citizens.
Women Join In Celebration Of World Hijab Day; Audio ExcerptWomen around the world are showing their solidarity with Muslim women today by wearing hijabs for the fifth annual World Hijab Day. The day was created in 2013 by Nazma Khan to bring light to the marginalization that Muslim women face.
Protest To Hit Uber HQ In SF; Audio ExcerptAnother in a series of protests of Uber’s Market Street headquarters in San Francisco is set for Thursday at 5 p.m. as part of a national day of action against the tech giant. Critics allege Uber spiked a recent New York City taxi protest of detained refugees, as well as growing opposition to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick accepting a position on a business advisory council assembled by Trump.
Famed Mavericks Surf Contest On The Auction Block; Audio ExcerptThe attention of the big wave surfers worldwide was focused Wednesday for any word on the future of the famed Titans of Mavericks surf contest. Organizers of the annual event at the legendary Mavericks surf break near Half Moon Bay have filed for bankruptcy protection and announced Wednesday they were putting the famed contest on the auction block.
Oakland Judge Denies Bail To Widow Of Orlando Nightclub Shooter; Audio ExcerptA federal magistrate in Oakland on Wednesday ordered a psychological evaluation for the widow of a man who shot and killed 49 people in a Florida nightclub last year. Noor Salman, 30, is accused of aiding and abetting a foreign terrorist organization and obstructing an investigation into her husband Omar Mateen’s attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando on June 12.
Beyoncé Pregnant With Twins; Audio ExcerptBeyonce and her husband, Jay-Z, announced Wednesday on Instagram that the superstar singer is pregnant with twins.
Ex-49er Cheerleader Sues NFL Over Low Wages; Audio ExcerptA former San Francisco 49ers cheerleader has filed a federal lawsuit alleging NFL executives and team owners are conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders. The suit filed Tuesday by the woman identified only as “Jane Doe” names the league and each team and seeks class-action status for all cheerleaders.
San Francisco Sues President Trump Over Sanctuary City Order; Audio ExcerptSan Francisco sued President Donald Trump on Tuesday, claiming an executive order that cuts funding from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities” is unconstitutional and a “severe invasion of San Francisco’s sovereignty.”
Warriors Coach Steve Kerr Derides Trump Travel Ban; Audio ExcerptWarriors coach Steve Kerr expressed dismay over President Donald Trump’s executive order that bans citizens of seven majority Muslim countries from entering the United States. Kerr spoke about the administration’s travel ban following a 113-111 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night, calling it a “horrible idea.”
Pacifica Apartment Complex Above Eroding Cliff Demolished; Audio ExcerptCrews in Pacifica began demolishing an apartment building located atop an eroding bluff above the ocean Monday morning. The building at 310 Esplanade Avenue was determined to be uninhabitable and residents were evacuated almost a year ago.
SF Unified Sends Robocall Promising To Protect Children During Trump Immigration Crackdown; Audio ExcerptThe chaos and confusion surrounding President Trump’s executive order banning immigration from 7 Muslim countries prompted San Francisco school officials to send out a robocall Monday morning reassuring parents their children would be safe during the crackdown. The robocall basically stated that San Francisco Unified will protect all of the children in their schools regardless of their immigration status. Furthermore, schools will not provide information about the status of any child without a court order.
New Ferry Service Begins From Berkeley To San Francisco; Audio ExcerptFor the first time in more than a decade, a new ferry route has been added to the East Bay commute, from Berkeley to San Francisco. Currently, the service operated by Tideline is only running on Fridays.
Santa Clara Police Officer Attacked Outside Sunnyvale Gym; Audio ExcerptAuthorities are looking for a driver suspected of striking a Santa Clara police officer outside a gym in neighboring Sunnyvale. Lt. Dan Moreno of the Santa Clara Police Department told KPIX 5 that officers spotted the suspicious vehicle outside the 24 Hour Fitness on 1211 East Arques Avenue around 1:00 a.m. The gym is located near the border between the two cities. Police said the driver had $25,000 in misdemeanor warrants.
Trump Speaks At The Department Of Homeland Security; Audio ExcerptPresident Donald Trump spoke at the Department of Homeland Security about his immigration policy. President Donald Trump moved aggressively to tighten the nation’s immigration policies Wednesday, signing executive actions to jump-start construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and block federal grants from immigrant-protecting “sanctuary cities.”
Iconic Actress Mary Tyler Moore Dead At Age 80; Audio ExcerptActress Mary Tyler Moore is dead at age 80, publicist says. The announcement comes after earlier media reports that the actress had been hospitalized in critical condition earlier Wednesday. Moore first rose to fame playing Dick Van Dyke’s wife on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” and later starred in her own groundbreaking 1970s sitcom, “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.”
Arrest In 1982 Vacaville Cold Case Murder; Audio ExcerptA suspect has been arrested in the 34-year-old murder case of a Vacaville teen who disappeared after attending a neighborhood party in 1982. The Vacaville Police Department had scheduled an 11 a.m. news conference to announce the arrest connected to the death of De Anna Lynn Johnson, who was 14 at the time of her disappearance.
Marleau Buries Colorado Under Avalanche Of Goals; Audio ExcerptPatrick Marleau had a third period to remember: Four shots and four goals. Marleau’s four-goal flurry in a 13 1/2-minute span helped the San Jose Sharks beat the last-place Colorado Avalanche 5-2 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.
Study Examines Immigrants' Contributions, Disparities In California; Audio ExcerptThe California Immigrant Policy Center's latest report, titled "Resilience In an Age of Inequality: Immigrant Contributions to California," underscores the vital role immigrants play in the state's economy while highlighting disparities in income. According to the report, immigrants make up one-third of the state's workforce and contribute $715 billion to the state's gross domestic product annually. However, despite major financial contributions by immigrants, the study found that for all households headed by an immigrant, per capita income is only about $27,900 annually, a quarter less than overall per capita income statewide. Furthermore, for households headed by an undocumented immigrant per capita income is far less, only about $16,000 annually. According to the nonprofit, undocumented immigrants face a greater risk of exploitation and abuse in the workplace since many don't report such incidents for fear of being deported.
Vallejo Police Officer Fatally Shoots Man Suspected In Knife Attack; Audio ExcerptA police officer shot and killed a suspect who was allegedly attacking another person with a knife in Vallejo early Monday morning, police said. Officers responded at 12:38 a.m. to calls about several people fighting with weapons outside of a large party in the 1700 block of Sacramento Street, and a female was also heard yelling for help, according to police.